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Officials: 1 dead in Indiana plant explosion

3 years 6 months 3 weeks ago June 24, 2013 Jun 24, 2013 Monday, June 24 2013 June 24, 2013 2:09 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

UNION MILLS, Ind. - An explosion at a fertilizer plant in northwest Indiana has killed one person.

The LaPorte County Sheriff's Department confirmed that one person was killed in an explosion in Union Mills.

Sheriff's Deputy Neil Lachmund says all other people are accounted for after the explosion Monday afternoon at the Union Mills Co-op. It's about 50 miles southeast of Chicago. Lachmund says two other people are being checked for injuries.

The blast follows two that took place earlier this month in Louisiana, where three people were killed.

An April 17 fertilizer plant blast in West, Texas, killed 15 people.

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